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Dream big, dream arts

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As part of the Dream Big Festival in Adelaide, on May 27 Carclew, a cultural association based in Adelaide, will present Smart Arts, a professional development intensive to inspire the use of creativity and arts practice across curriculum delivery.

Smart Arts will illuminate how the arts interplay across the national curriculum and how they can be used as a vital tool for engaging students in learning complex problems. 

It will offer research, real-world experience, and practical demonstrations of how creative methodologies can be used to engage children and develop their learning capabilities. 

Internationally recognised arts-in-education presenters will be presenting at Smart Arts Session.

Dr Anita Collins is an award-winning educator, researcher and writer in the field of brain development and music learning.  She is internationally recognized for her unique work in translating the scientific research of neuroscientists and psychologists to the everyday parent, teacher and student. Anita was the teaching expert seen in the three-part ABC documentary series, Don’t Stop the Music.

Here is a TedTalk from Dr Collins, explaining how playing an instrument benefits the brain -

Morris Gleitzman is a bestselling Australian children’s author and the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2018 and 2019. His books explore serious and sometimes confronting subjects in humorous and unexpected ways. His latest title is Help Around The House. Morris is currently touring extensively throughout Australia and internationally in his role as Australian Children’s Laureate.   

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